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Pumpkin Smash

The Brown County Free Fair Board hosted the Fall Pumpkin Smash Demo Derby Saturday afternoon. The off-season Derby attracted 85 cars to compete for first place in seven categories. Drivers could also win extra cash by smashing a single pumpkin that was placed in the pit each round. Additional ...

Demo Derby helps boosts Fair’s coffers

NEW ULM — The Brown County Fair Board hosted an off-season demolition derby Saturday to make up for low numbers during the fair. In the Fall Pumpkin Smash Demo 85 cars competed in seven categories. Turnout was larger than even the fair’s demo. “We have had derbies before, off-season, ...

Group provides bow hunting day for disabled vets

NEW ULM — Disabled veterans went bow hunting near New Ulm Saturday as part of a new non-profit. Six hunters and 19 total participants went hunting on Dave Strenge’s property to thin out the doe herd as part of Ardent Archers. “I run a non-profit called Ardent Outdoor Group (AOG) and ...

Day of Caring Crew

Dawn Brown, left, and Marissa Klimmek, right, were part of the crew that raked leaves and piled them into a trash can for United Way of the Brown County Area’s Day of Caring. The Day of Caring is an annual event by the United Way, combining groups of volunteers who spend the morning ...

Park & Rec Report

Rec Center closing at 5:15 p.m. TODAY, Oct. 29 – Please note this early closing time due to staff training. Additional Fall/Winter Open Pickleball Scheduled! Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sundays in November from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays in December through March from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 ...

Council, PUC, NUEDC and Chamber to hold informational meeting on Monday

NEW ULM — A joint informational meeting between the of the Chamber of Commerce, New Ulm Economic Development Corporation, New Ulm City Council, New Ulm Public Utilities Commission and Economic Development Authority will be held Monday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m., to discuss roles each organization ...

Getting early jump on Halloween

Harrison, left, and Henry Colvert, both of New Ulm, get "tattoos" from Brighton Muklebust, left, and Marit Mattson, right, at the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Halloween Party at Jefferson Elementary School Friday night.

Fire destroys building in Lafayette

An early morning fire destroyed a building in downtown Lafayette on Saturday. The fire started in a building between the Lafayette Ledger office and Dave's Place. The windy weather fanned the flames, which destroyed the building. Fire units from Le Sueur, St. Peter, New Ulm, Gaylord and ...

Turner Hall Haunted House

The 3rd Annual Turner Hall Haunted House presentation of The Orphanage opened to the public Friday night. The haunting continues Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight (lights out only), and on Halloween. Children 10 or younger must have an adult with them. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Turner ...

School Crew Kickoff

In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, St. Paul’s Lutheran School students learned about their Lutheran heritage, participating in team building activities. This is an annual evetn to foster a positive school commujity, and this year the school used the Reformation to ...

Platz honored as Bridging Brown County Bridge Builder of the Year

SLEEPY EYE — Bridging Brown County held their 14th Annual Appreciation Dinner Thursday evening at the Sleepy Eye Event Center. Included in the evening was a silent and live auction, guest speaker Sleepy Eye Mayor Wayne Pelzel and Bridging Brown County Director Clarice Platz was honored with ...

Kuckhahn retires from Treasure Haus

On Thursday, Marley Kuckhahn retired after serving as a manager of Treasure Haus in New Ulm for 25 years. Treasure Haus volunteers and board members gifted Kuckhahn with cake and a plant in honor of her retirement.

Eagle Indoor Marching Band to present all new indoor show

NEW ULM — The New Ulm High School Marching Eagles will present their annual indoor show with special guests, the New Ulm Combined American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard, on Nov. 9 in the NUHS gym. “The kids are extremely proud to present an entirely new show with all ...

Friends of the New Ulm Public Library Annual Book Sale

NEW ULM — Do you have too many books? The Friends of the New Ulm Public Library will take your used books and find them new homes at its annual book sale. Bring donations to the library any time before the sale on: Friday, November 3, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 9:30 a.m. - Noon ...

New Ulm Holiday Shopping Opener scheduled Nov. 3-5

NEW ULM — The Christmas season is approaching! Join us in New Ulm, Minnesota for the annual Holiday Shopping Opener, Nov. 3-5. Planned to coincide with deer hunting opener, the opener kicks off the holiday shopping season with events and programs planned throughout the weekend. Many of the ...

St. Mary’s Breakfast Bazaar on Sunday

NEW ULM — St. Mary’s Council #161 is holding a breakfast bazaar on Sunday, Oct. 29, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Social Hall in New Ulm. Menu includes scrambled eggs, ham, cheesy potatoes, german potato salad, BBQs, rolls, fruit, coffee and milk. Adults $7. A bake sale will be held, ...

A ‘shoe sensation’ draws crowd

NEW ULM — Shoe Sensation opened its doors Thursday morning to a long line of customers. The new shoe store is at the Supercenter Square at 1704 Westridge Rd. near Walmart. The New Ulm Willkommen Committee, Mayor Robert Beussman and The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce were present for a ...

Candy for a cause: collection benefits troops

NEW ULM — Starting Monday, students will be able to donate all of their extra Halloween candy to a good cause. At Jefferson Elementary School and the Washington Learning Center (WLC), boxes will be out in the offices for students to drop off whatever candy they choose as part of a Halloween ...

New Ulm Board of Zoning Adjustment would disband

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Board fo Zoning Adjustment passed a recommendation to dissolve itself Thursday, with the duties and responsibilities transfered to the New Ulm Planning Commission. In the last few years, the Zoning Board held monthly meetings before the Planning Commission meeting. All ...

School Board changes co-curricular pay rules

NEW ULM — A memorandum of understanding for the teachers’ union contract for 2017-2019 with Independent School District (ISD) 88 was approved Thursday. The Board of Education approved the memorandum, which changes certain positions related to the musical, at its meeting Thursday ...

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